Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 until the present I have provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Thursday, December 02, 2010

FamilySearch Websites as of December 2010

At the present time, FamilySearch has multiple sites that are accessible individually. By the end of 2010, it is expected that they will all be accessible on the redesigned http://familysearch.org/ website.

http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch is the main family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other things, this is where you access the Family History Library Catalog of microfilms and microfiche that you can borrow.

http://film.familysearch.org/ Online ordering of microfilms and microfiche, at a small cost.

http://indexing.familysearch.org/ is the site for creating computer-searchable indexes of family history records.

http://pilot.familysearch.org/ records from FamilySearch Indexing, but are being moved to ...

http://beta.familysearch.org/ holds the records from FamilySearch Indexing, including the latest.

https://wiki.familysearch.org/ Free family history research advice for the community, by the community

http://forums.familysearch.org/ browse any topic listed for helpful family history research and FamilySearch product information provided by experienced FamilySearch patrons.

http://histfam.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Community Trees are primarily lineage-linked, sourced genealogies contributed by partners.

http://maps.familysearch.org/ England 1851 Jurisdictions maps, including parishes.

http://new.familysearch.org/ It features graphical family trees that can be edited online in real time. An account is needed to access it. It is currently only available to LDS but will be made public sometime within the next year, excluding the temple information.

http://training.familysearch.org/ is a "sandbox" site for learning to use http://new.familysearch.org/ with sample data.

http://consultant.familysearch.org/ is the registration site for LDS Family History Consulants and leaders with family history responsibilities.

http://lds.org/ > Serving in the Church > Family History > Temple and Family History Course Materials > Training Videos for Family History Leaders

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